I am very excited as in about 3 weeks time I will be off to Australia for 7 weeks to be with my grand children there. I wanted to make an album for memories, photos, keepsakes and some art journaling when time allows. I decided the Nothched Rectangle Birch Ply Wood Plaques would be just perfect for the covers, as they are incredibly sturdy yet light and I somehow love their shape. When ordering you can ask for holes to be drilled in various places, so I asked for mine to be drilled on the left side, so my album could be closed with book rings.
This was a quick and fun project to do. I started by covering both plaques with some scrapbook paper:
Once the glue had dried I sanded the edges and then played around with stencils, stamps and inks until I was happy with the result.
Next I cut my inside pages using various kinds of watercolour paper, card, scrapbook papers and even tags. I cut holes with a cropadile and cut the notches with a circle punch.
Here you can see the finished front cover. I chose the words Travel Adventure from the stunning Olde English font. You can order any word with up to 12 letters and there are various fonts to choose from.
I finished it off with the wonderful Vintage Car Style 1 wood shape, as I wanted a totally vintage style to my album.
Here is a close up of the car, the detail is incredible. I thought it looked so beautiful the way it was, that I just glued it on, but of course you could do all sorts of alterations with it too.
And here is the back cover, this time I chose the Galleon Boat Wood Shape style 5.
Again, I left it just as it was for this project, as I just love the dark colour of the wood, but it would look amazing too if you painted it I'm sure.
The inside covers were covered with scrapbook paper again and I made an envelope for the back cover to keep memorabilia from the journey in.
A little flap will keep the envelope closed to keep things safe while traveling.
What I love about an album like this is how you can simply take the pages out when you are working on them and add more as and when needed.
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